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Thomas Gaffney

Author of the Award-Winning

Stranger Things

Have Happened

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2020 Book Excellence Award Winner for Horror.

-Judging, Book Excellence Awards

2019 New Apple Literary Official Selection for Short Stories.

-Judging, New Apple Literary Awards

2019 NGIBA Finalist for E-Book Fiction.

-Judging, Next Generation Indie Book Awards

"This book in an easy read that just may leave one feeling a bit uneasy. Readers who enjoy short stories should surely check this one out."

-Judging, 5th Annual Writer's Digest

Self-Published eBook Awards

"Gaffney writes in a way that both engages lovers of suspense and the fantastical, and gives his fans a taste of the author’s personal perspective."

-Katelynn Watkins, Watkins-Editorial

"Taut and addictive, Gaffney’s multiple award-winning debut easily transcends its genre when it comes to presenting an eerie grouping of tales."

-The Prairies Book Review

"As I love Stranger Things Have Happened so much, I have no choice but to award it a dazzling five stars! It is a unique, chilling, thrilling, exceptional book that will have you turning the pages with haste."

-Aimee Ann, Red Headed Book Lover Blog

Thomas Gaffney (he/him) grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He started writing as a kid, making his own comic books and Choose Your Own Adventure® stories for the neighbors. But then he fell in love with all things horror while reading a beat-up copy of Stephen King’s IT that his mother brought home in a grab bag of used books. After surviving twelve years of Catholic school, Gaffney embarked on several careers—computer programmer, barista, account manager—that allowed him to explore the Philly suburbs and meet an eclectic array of people and personalities that have made their way into his stories. Much like Henry Bemis in the Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last,” Gaffney considers himself “a bookish little man whose passion is the printed page” and has been reading, writing, and annoying his Facebook friends with Goodreads updates in his spare time. His collection of short stories, Stranger Things Have Happened, was a 2020 Book Excellence Award winner for Horror, a 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist for E-Book Fiction, and a 2019 New Apple Literary official selection for Short Stories. Gaffney currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his ever-patient wife and spends too much time and money in random coffee shops. He is taking classes toward a Creative Writing degree at SNHU and has recently joined the Horror Writers Association.



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